Red China: Sun God's Anniversary

For days, workmen had been hustling to decorate Peking's Gate of Heavenly Peace, scene of Red China's monster rallies. Up around the square went pictures of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin. On the facade of the gate towers went huge pictures of sunflowers bending to the sun, symbolic of the world's people being drawn to Chairman Mao Tse-tung. And on the north wall, dwarfing all the other portraits, was a tinted image of the sun god himself, Mao.

Everything was in place last week for National Day—the 17th anniversary of the founding of...

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